A (short) introduction to Twitter

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A (short) introduction to Twitter

  1. 1. e-Learning team Learning & Teaching Enhancement OfficeA (short) introduction to Twitter Nitin Parmar Learning Technologist [ Wednesday 21 November 2012 ] go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  2. 2. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  3. 3. 2003go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  4. 4. 2005 and a while laterScreenshots from http://www.ampercent.com/hide-facebook-status-messages/7356/ go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  5. 5. 2006Screenshots from http://pixelloop.org/blog/social-networks-then-now/ go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  6. 6. e-Learning team Learning & Teaching Enhancement OfficeFeatures• Twitter is a micro-blogging website go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  7. 7. e-Learning team Learning & Teaching Enhancement OfficeFeatures• Twitter is a micro-blogging application go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  8. 8. e-Learning team Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office Features • Twitter is a micro-blogging service • Allows users to read, send and receive messages called tweets • Tweets are limited to 140 characters, often containing links to websites, images and video. • Users can follow friends, colleagues, businesses, sports teams, celebrities… the list is almost endless!Adapted from Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities by Amy Mollett, Danieele Moran and Patrick Dunleavy, LSE Public Policy Group (2011) go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  9. 9. e-Learning team Learning & Teaching Enhancement OfficeKey Terminology• Follow and Unfollow • Hashtag (#)• Block • Direct Message (DM)• Retweet (or RT) • Lists• Reply or Mention (@) go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  10. 10. twitter.com/nrparmar
  11. 11. e-Learning team Learning & Teaching Enhancement OfficeAccess Tweetdeck, tweetdeck.com Twitter on the Web, twitter.com go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  12. 12. e-Learning team Learning & Teaching Enhancement OfficeAccess iPhone / iPod Touch Android iPad BlackBerry The Twitter application for your device can be downloaded from http://twitter.com/download go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  13. 13. e-Learning team Learning & Teaching Enhancement OfficeWhy (do I use it)?• Keep in touch with the thinking and interests of respected colleagues in my field.• Share my own thoughts and reading with others and engage in conversation.• Follow comments around a particular hashtag to draw ideas together.AND• Follow football and rugby results, follow @WeLoveBath and #homeandawayuk, “interact” with media and personalities. go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  14. 14. The Bath Chronicle Thursday 27th September 2012
  15. 15. Something to think about… Twitter LinkedInFacebook Google+
  16. 16. Banff, AB, Canada Image © 2012 Nitin ParmarNitin Parmar CMALT FHEA MBCSLearning TechnologistN.R.Parmar@bath.ac.uk | +44 (0)1225 384 392 go.bath.ac.uk/nitin colligo.wordpress.com twitter.com/nrparmar slideshare.net/nrparmar linkedin.com/in/nrparmar delicious.com/nrparmar

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